Marching On Together


Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games... Swansea City 0 v 1 Leeds United, 4 points needed from 3 games...

Friday, 21 December 2018

2018 set to be 4th hottest on record as November is officially the 5th hottest on record according to NOAA: 2019 could be hottest ever Met Office

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NOAA's monthly global weather report has been released this week with the term "mini-ice-age" conspicuous by its lack of mention.
According to NOAA, November 2018 was fifth hottest on record for the globe continuing their stance on global warming
NASA, on the other hand, are claiming temperatures for the whole globe could be about to plummet as our sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age.
Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018 and Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding, says Dr Phillips, editor of spaceweather.com.
Meanwhile this week, the British Met Office has gone one further claiming next year, 2019 could be the warmest on record.
The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El NiƱo-related warming in the Pacific.
Another report released by The Daily Mail claimed Ocean circulation in North Atlantic is at its weakest for 1,500 years - and at levels that previously triggered a mini Ice Age, researchers warn the currents will have a 'profound effect' on both the North American and European climate.
The research, co-led by Drs. Christelle Not and Benoit Thibodeau from the Department of Earth Sciences and the Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong, is interpreted to be a direct consequence of global warming and associated melt of the Greenland Ice-Sheet.
So what is it to be? The debate will start again...Below is NOAA's new report.

Though not quite as warm as October, November 2018 ranked as the fifth hottest November on record, with the year to date coming in as fourth hottest for planet Earth, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report follow...  

Climate by the numbers
November 2018
The average global temperature in November 2018 was 1.35 degrees F above the 20th-century average of 55.2 degrees. This was the fifth-highest temperature for November (tying with 2004 and 2016) in the 139-year record (1880–2018). November was also the 42nd consecutive November and 407th consecutive month with global temperatures above average.

The year to date | January through November
The January-through-November period (YTD) average global temperature was 1.39 degrees F above the average of 57.2 degrees. This is the fourth highest YTD on record. Europe had its hottest YTD since continental records began in 1910, posting a continental temperature of 3.24 degrees F above average.
More noteworthy facts and stats
A three-month heat spike: The period from September through November was the second warmest on record for the globe, with a temperature of 1.44 degrees F above average. Each continent, except North America, hit a temperature that ranked among the eight warmest on record for the three-month period.


Polar sea-ice coverage remains smaller than average: Average Arctic sea ice coverage (extent) in November was 8.4 per cent below the 1981–2010 average, the ninth smallest for November on record. However, Arctic sea ice extent increased faster than average for polar regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The Antarctic sea ice extent was 5.6 per cent below average, the second smallest for November on record.

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